SCANDINAVIAN OPEN 2018 (February 28th - March 4th)

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The preparations for the 2018 Edition of the Scandinavian Open are well under way. It will be our 21st Tournament in Copenhagen. The tournament will again be held at Danhostel Amager, the location that has served us so well in recent years.

We will continue the extended format that we introduced in 2016 and continued in 2017. The Tournament will once again be a 5 day event with Friendly gaming Wednesday and Thursday and the classic 5 round ASO main tournament starting friday running through sunday. There will also be mini tournaments saturday and sunday.

The friendly gaming Wednesday and Thursday will take place at the same venue as the main tournament, so you can see it as a chance to warm up for the main tournament or just a chance to play some new opponents in a friendly atmosphere.

We have been able to negotiate a very good price with our Tournament Venue:
(Exact prices to be confirmed, but expected to be along these lines again)

Wednesday through Sunday (Full monty) - 275 Euros
Thursday through Sunday - 250 Euros
Friday through Sunday (Main ASO Tournament) - 190 Euros

These price covers the Tournament fee, linnen and towels (10 Euros) as well as breakfast, lunch and dinners for the duration of your stay. In addition you will have to pay for a room to sleep in. The cost of that depends on how many you are willing to share a room with (rooms include shower and bathroom).

1-person room, Approximately 70 Euros per night per person
2-person room, Approximately 38 Euros per night per person
3-person room, Approximately 30 Euros per night per person
4-person room, Approximately 27 Euros per night per person

Contact Michael Hastrup-Leth (hastrupleth@gmail.com) or Bo Siemsen (bo.siemsen@gmail.com) for registration and a specific price for your stay.

Updates with regards to registered players, scenarios, ABS etc. will be made available on our website leading up to the tournament. Updates will be announced in the Gamesquad forums in this thread.

- Scenarios are expected to be released around December 1st


More details at our website:
http://asl-so.dk/



See you in Copenhagen
Bo Siemsen & Michael Hastrup-Leth
 

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Scenario list is ready

1. round - long Friday10-18.30
J187 In "Deadly Combat"
199 "Ace in the Hole"
DB130 "Tigers and Flames"

1. round - short 13.30 - 18.30
WO9 "Sting'em at Zingen
J 102 "The Yelna Bridge"
FrF 86 "Belgian Tigers"

2. round Friday 19-01
FrF 87 "Mormal Forest"
SP 261 "Gunning for Gas"
RPT 122 "Letter Buck"

3. round Saturday 8.30 - 15.30
AP 128 "Flight in Fancy"
AP 130 "Margaret Morning"
AP 131 "Crickets in Spring"

4. round
Secret round 16.00- 01.00

5. round Sunday 08.30- 14.00
AP 127 "The First Virtue"
SP 258 " Operation Blackwater"
FrF 89 "Black Tears Shed on Gray"

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WEBSITE UPDATED:
- List of registered players updated (stands at 45)
- Added note to the scenario "Tigers and Flames"

http://asl-so.dk/

Our website has finally been updated and we have compiled the list of registered players. With recent additions we can once again welcome 3 of the best players in Europe to our tournament. There will once again be a wide range of participants from all over the world. USA, Israel, England, Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France, Italy and Canada will all be represented. All included we are at 45 currently, some will play friendlies and/or a mini tournament while the majority will play in the main tournament.

And there's still room for more players :)


Best Regards


Bo & Michael
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When would the balances become available? If it's on site i'm fine with it.
 

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WEBSITE UPDATED:
- List of registered players updated (stands at 48)
- Updated PBS for all scenarios in rounds 1-3 and 5 in the "ABS and Special Rules" section.

http://asl-so.dk/



As an extra service, here is the PBS for ASO 2018

ROUND 1 (early start) - FRIDAY 10.00 to 18.30

J187 In Deadly Combat
ID Bid Points German
A 1 Increase the Russian SAN to 4
B 1 Delete four concealment counters from the German OB
C 2 Add one 7-0 to the Russian OB
D 2 Delete one 4-3-6 from the German OB
E 3 German Turn 3 reinforcemants enter on Turn 4

ID Bid Points Russian
A 1 Increase the German SAN to 4
B 1 Add four concealment counters to the German onboard OB
C 2 Replace Two 4-3-6s with 4-6-7s in the German OB
D 2 Delete one 4-4-7 from the Russian OB
E 3 Delete one 6-2-8 from the Russian OB

DB130 Tigers and Flames
ID Bid Points German
A 1 Replace the 9-2 AL with a 9-1 AL in the German OB
B 1 Delete four concealment counters from the German OB (German secret choice)
C 2 Delete one 4-4-7 from the German board 1a OB
D 2 Replace the 9-2 with a 9-1 in the German OB
E 2 Replace one T-34 M43 with a SU-85 in the Russian OB

ID Bid Points Russian
A 1 Increase German SAN to 5
B 1 Add four concealment counters to any German group (German secret choice)
C 2 Add one PSK to German Group 1 or 2 (German secret choice)
D 2 Delete one 4-4-7 from the Russian OB
E 2 Replace the 9-2 with a 9-1 in the Russian OB

ASL Scenario 199 Ace in the hole
ID Bid Points German
A 1 Increase the Russian SAN to 3
B 1 Delete three concealment counters from the German OB
C 2 Replace two 666’s with 667’s in the American OB
D 2 Replace 8-1 in German OB with an 8-0
E 2 The Americans are Elite for Ammo depletion purposes

ID Bid Points American
A 1 Delete one BAZ 45 from American OB
B 1 Add three concealment counters to the German OB
C 2 Replace two 6-6-7s with 6-6-6s in the American OB
D 2 Add a 9-1 Armor leader to German OB
E 2 Replace 2 x 467’s with two x 468's in the German OB


ROUND 1 (late start) - FRIDAY 13.30 to 18.30

FrF86 Belgian Tigers
ID Bid Points Belgian
A 1 Decrease Belgian SAN to 2
B 1 Delete four concealment counters from the Belgian OB
C 2 Add a LMG to the German force east of the road
D 2 Replace one 8-0 with an 8-1 in the German OB
E 3 Increase by one the Smoke Exponent of German 5-4-8 squads

ID Bid Points German
A 1 Add four concealment counters to the Belgian OB
B 1 In the mission, change “6” to “7”
C 2 The Belgian secretly Battle Hardens three units once each
D 2 Add a 4-5-7 to the Belgian onboard OB
E 3 Belgian Turn 2 reinforcements enter on Turn 1 with half MP

J102 The Yelna bridge
ID Bid Points German
A 1 Add three concealment counters to the Russian OB
B 1 Add one Trench to the Russian OB
C 2 Replace two 436’s with 447’s in the Russian OB
D 2 Delete one 468 from the German OB
E 2 Add one ATR to the Russian OB

ID Bid Points Russian
A 1 Delete two concealment counters from the Russian OB
B 1 Delete one Trench in the Russian OB
C 2 Replace 8-1 in Russian OB with an 8-0
D 2 Add a 6+1 Leader to German OB
E 2 Add one 8-1 Armor Leader to the German OB

WO9 Sting’em at Zingem
ID Bid Points German
A 1 Add one 247 to the Belgian OB
B 1 Add three concealment counters to the Belgian OB
C 2 Delete one 467 from the German OB
D 2 Add one 457 to the Belgian Reinforcements
E 3 In VC’s replace “4 of the following hexes” with “5 of the following hexes”.

ID Bid Points Belgian
A 1 Delete three concealment counters from the Belgian OB
B 1 Delete one Trench in the Belgian OB
C 2 Delete the DC in the Belgian OB
D 2 Replace 8-0 in German OB with an 8-1
E 3 In VC’s replace “4 of the following hexes” with “3 of the following hexes”.


ROUND 2 - FRIDAY 19.00 to 01.00

RPT 122 Let'er Buck
ID Bid Points German
A 1 Add one 8-1 Armor Leader to the American OB
B 1 Add one BAZ 44 to American OB
C 2 Replace two 666’s with 667’s in the American OB
D 2 Replace the German HMG with an MMG
E 2 Delete two Trenches in the German OB

ID Bid Points American
A 1 Add three concealment counters to the German OB
B 1 Add one 8-1 Armor Leader to the German OB
C 2 Replace two 667’s with 666’s in the American OB
D 2 Replace two 467’s in German OB with two 468’s
E 2 Delete one 666 from American OB

FrF87 Mormal Forest
ID Bid Points French
A 1 Increase German SAN to 3
B 1 Delete the two concealment counters from the French OB
C 2 Replace two 4-5-8s with 4-5-7s in the French OB
D 2 French Turn 2 reinforcements enter on Turn 3
E 3 Add a DC and 2-4-8 to the German OB

ID Bid Points German
A 1 Increase French Sniper to 4
B 1 Add four concealment counters to the French OB
C 2 Add one 4-5-7 to the French onboard OB
D 2 Add one MMG to the French onboard OB
E 2 Replace one R-35 with a R-35(L) in the French onboard O

SP261 Gunning for gas
ID Bid Points German
A 1 Add two concealment counters to Russian OB
B 1 Replace one German 468 with a 248
C 2 Add one 7-0 leader to Russian Onboard OB
D 2 Add one 458 to Russian Onboard OB
E 3 In VC’s replace “9 stone building/stone rubble hexes” with “8 stone building/stone rubble hexes.”

ID Bid Points Russian
A 1 Replace one Russian 458 with a 248
B 1 Add one 8-1 Armor Leader to the German OB
C 2 Add one 468 to German Onboard OB
D 2 Replace the Russian HMG with an MMG
E 3 In VC’s replace “9 stone building/stone rubble hexes” with “10 stone building/stone rubble hexes.”


ROUND 3 - SATURDAY 08.30 to 15.30

AP 128 Flight of the Fancy
ID Bid British points
A 1 add a 237 to German at start OB
B 1 Replace two German 447 with two 467
C 2 Replace one German reinforcing 8-0 for an 8-1
D 2 Increase German ELR to 3
E 3 Add a PSK to German turn 2 reinforcements

ID Bid points German
A 1 Replace two British 457's with two 458's
B 1 Replace one German 447 for a 436
C 2 Replace British onboard 8-0 with a 9-1
D 2 Designate two British squads as Assault Eng. (H1.22)
E 3 Add a MMG to British onboard OB

AP 130 Mageret Morning
ID American Bid Points
A 1 add a LMG to German Begleit Kompagnie
B 1 Delete the 4 x ? from American OB
C 2 Replace one American 9-1 with a 8-0
D 2 Add a 548 to German Kompagnie 2
E 2 Delete one Baz 45

ID German Bid Points
A 1 Replace American 7-0 with an 8-1
B 1 Delete German 8-1 AL
C 2 Replace German 9-2 with a 9-1
D 2 Add a 667 to American OB
E 3 Replace one Dug-In M4A1 with a M4A3(W)76L

AP131 Crickets in Spring
ID Bid Points Russian
A 1 Decrease the Russian SAN to 3
B 1 Delete one LMG from the Russian OB
C 2 Replace the MMG with a HMG in the German OB
D 2 Replace the 9-2 with an 8-1 in the Russian OB
E 3 Add one 6-5-8 to the German onboard OB

ID Bid Points German
A 1 Add three concealment counters to the Russian OB
B 1 Delete one LMG from the German onboard OB
C 2 Add one 4-4-7 to the Russian onboard OB
D 2 Replace the 10-2 with a 9-1 in the German OB
E 2 The Russian starts the scenario with +3 VP



ROUND 4 - SATURDAY 16.00 to 01.00
Secret round. PBS will be announced at the tournament


ROUND 5 - SUNDAY 08.00 to 14.00

FrF89 Red Tears Shed on Gray
ID Bid Points Russian
A 1 Increase Rumanian SAN to 4
B 1 Delete three concealment counters from the Russian OB
C 2 Add a DC to the Rumanian OB
D 2 Add a 3-4-7 to the Rumanian OB
E 3 Replace the 9-1 with a 9-2 in the Rumanian OB

ID Bid Points Rumanian
A 1 Replace two 426 with two 447
B 1 Add a LMG to the Russian OB
C 2 Add a 3-2-8 to the Russian reinforcements
D 3 In the mission, Change “10” to “11”
E 4 Rumanian reinforcments Enter on Turn 3

SP258 Operation Blackwater
ID Bid Points German
A 1 Decrease the German SAN to 3
B 1 Delete one LMG from the German OB
C 2 Delete one 4-4-7 from the German OB
D 2 Replace the HMG with a MMG in the German OB
E 2 Replace two 4-4-7s with 4-3-6s in the German OB

ID Bid Points British
A 1 Add three concealment counters to the German OB
B 1 Delete one LMG from the British OB
C 2 Delete one 4-5-7 from the British OB
D 2 Replace the 9-2 with an 8-1 in the British OB
E 2 Add a light Mortar to German OB

AP127 The First Virtue
ID Bid Points German
A 1 Delete four concealment counters from the German OB
B 1 Delete one Trench counter from the German OB
C 2 Add one 4-5-7 to the Free French OB
D 2 Replace the 8-0 with a 9-1 in the Free French OB
E 4 Delete one 4-6-8 from the German OB

ID Bid Points Free French
A 1 Increase the German SAN to 4
B 1 Replace one 7-0 with a 6+1 in the Free French OB
C 2 In the VC, change “12” to “14”
D 2 Replace one LMG with a MMG in the German OB
E 3 Replace the 9-1 with a 10-2 in the German O
 
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Thanks Bo (and Michael) :)
So no "tournament special rules" this time for example for OBA/Radio?

about this entry in SP 261 Gunning for Gas : D 2 Russian vehicles are elite for Ammo Depletion purposes
I believe that Russian vehicles are already elite for C8.2 as it seems they are "Guards". What I'm missing?
 

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Thanks Bo (and Michael) :)
So no "tournament special rules" this time for example for OBA/Radio?

about this entry in SP 261 Gunning for Gas : D 2 Russian vehicles are elite for Ammo Depletion purposes
I believe that Russian vehicles are already elite for C8.2 as it seems they are "Guards". What I'm missing?

I think we may have overlooked the "Guards" note on the Gunning for Gas scenario. Embarrassing :). We will make a change to that. Thanks !

*UPDATE*
We have made a change to the PBS for that scenario.

Our standard Tournament SSR's will remain in place. You can find those on the tournament rules page. But we have no additional Scenario Special Rules.

/Bo
 
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ASO is just one short week away.
Looking forward to seeing ~45-50 happy ASL'ers at Danhostel - new faces as well as familiar ones.


WEBSITE UPDATED:

- Posted chosen scenarios for the minitournaments.
- Updated sponsors for 2018
- Fixed spelling on the scenario list (Red Tears Shed on Gray)


Best Regards
Bo and Michael



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ASO is just one short week away.
Looking forward to seeing ~45-50 happy ASL'ers at Danhostel - new faces as well as familiar ones.


WEBSITE UPDATED:

- Posted chosen scenarios for the minitournaments.
- Updated sponsors for 2018
- Fixed spelling on the scenario list (Red Tears Shed on Gray)


Best Regards
Bo and Michael



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From Bangladesh, I can wish everyone the best ASL time ! Maybe next year I can make it.....who knows!
 

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Likely the last website update prior to ASO

WEBSITE UPDATED:

- Updated "Equipment needed" for ASO 2018

You can also find the list here:


LONG FIRST ROUD
Boards; 4, 17, 46, 56, 57, 1a, u
Overlays; B3, X14, X16, X17, X21

SHORT FIRST ROUND

Boards; 23, 40, 47, 66, 68
Overlays; O1, O2, X9, X11, X13,

ROUNDS 2-5

Boards; 1, 4, 11, 17, 18, 19, 20, 42, 43, 46, 49, 57, 62, 63, 64, 65, 70, 71, 72, 78, 79, 2a, 5a, 8a
Overlays; O2, O4, Wd3, X11, X14, X15, X21, X25, I (from Rivers to the Reich)

MINI TOURNAMENT
Boards Schwerpunkt mini; 17z, 49, 63, 71, 76



NATIONALITIES
Nationalities to bring along, including all rounds and mini's;
Germans, British, Russians, Americans, French, Allied Minor,


Best Regards
Bo and Michael
 

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Somehow I forgot Axis minor in the packing list.

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Both the short and the long first round are nearing completion, and despite already being down 0-1 it’s hard not to be delighted to be here again. Great turnout again with well over 40 braving the cold- EC are ground snow.
 

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For the first time in many years i was not able to make it. Have a great time guys. Se you next year!!
 

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Scandinavian Open 2018 has come to an end.

After 5 days of gaming we found a new first time ASO winner. Kenneth Knudsen was crowned Tournament winner after being the last man standing on maximum points. Due to a combination of judged draws and the other results Kenneth was the last remaining with maximum wins already after 4 rounds.

Kenneth made the ASO 2017 Final table where he gave the eventual winner Melvin Falk a run for his money in a close final, but this year he would not be denied. Kenneth is the third Danish player to win the Scandinavian Open following in the footsteps of Jes Touvdal (2002) and Bjarne Marell (2004). 14 years passed since the most recent Danish win. Hopefully it won’t be another 14 years until we see a Danish winner again.

CONGRATULATIONS KENNETH

ASO2018 Winner.jpg

With Siberian winter-like Environmental Conditions in Europe the tournament despite a couple of late cancellations featured 40 players in the main tournament and another 5 players, mostly local Danish but also a prolific brit Mr. Toby Pilling. The tournament directors take our numbers to almost 50 total. The tournament had multiple first time players who added both skill and enthusiasm to the event - including the youngest ever ASO participant Svante Sandblom. We are always happy to see new faces at our tournament.

As a special gift for all participants we had produced a new mousepad/dice-pad which was given as a gift to all who participated in the ASL Event.
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Thanks to all those who attended and help make ASO 2018 yet another successful event. We are already looking forward to 2019 where we will once again offer an extended tournament. 2 days of friendly gaming followed by 3 days of the classic ASO tournament. The dates for the 2019 tournament will be February 27th through March 3rd 2019.

Winner – Kenneth Knudsen
2nd place – G. Tournemire
4-1 players – Melvin Falk, Arnaud Sanchis, Paul Chamberlain, Eero Vihersari and Enrico Catanzaro

The final standings will be posted here in the forum and on our website within the next few days. Results will be submitted to the AREA rankings and results of the scenarios will be added to the ROAR.


ASO would like to thank our sponsors for 2018
- Keys Games And Hobbies (Email only - hobbies747@gmail.com)
- Multimanpublishing (www.multimanpublishing.com)
- Trojan Games (www.trojangames.se)
- Bounding Fire Productions (www.boundingfire.com)
- Lone Canuck Publishing (www.lonecanuckpublishing.ca)
- Melvin Falk for donating a dice tower

Prizes-small2.pngThanks for 2018

Bo & Michael
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Fantastic ! Always great to add a new tournament winner to our history.

Maybe, maybe I will be there next year......
 

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As usual, the XXth edition of the Scandinavian Open delivered on its promises with as usual abundant food and drinks and good scenarios all through the weekend, although the outside temperature was very much reminiscent of the first, pre-global warming, decade of ASO. As usual a very multinational participation (DK, SE, FI, NO, IT, FR, DE, US, ISR, UK) for the best European tournament. I finished the only undefeated player of the field although due to slow play from my opponent we could not finish one game and it was adjudicated a draw, costing me the tournament.

It started with Tigers and Flames and i was willing to try the Soviet side. Unfortunately the German setup is very unforgiving and i was able to benefit from it to deliver a powerful blow to the Germans and rush into the village to slaughther the garrison, albeit at a high cost in fighting machines. The reinforcements could not make their presence felt as they were 'welcomed' by advanced elements of Soviet infantry. It went on with Mormal Forest where my German attacks shattered the French defence line in the Board 42 woods. Possibly the setup was a bit too economical there, although it meant that my armored thrust towards board 63 failed all along the line. Although the French managed to hastily reform a last defence line in front of the VC building backed up with Renault tanks, earlier losses meant that it was possible to break through once again. Then we try Crickets in Spring where the very slow/cautious German advance somehow paid off as it was hard to weaken the customarily-strong SS OB. I was ahead by a point when the game was adjudicated a draw. Then the secret round resulted in the playing of Cream of the Crop, a good proven scenario. The German attack started off well with the KV immobilised in street fighting but it was in a good spot and provided a natural anchor to the defence. I was able to repeal multiple infiltrations into the village and my T-60s proved to be a butch of nasty little troublemakers. Finally, i defeated the tournament winner in Red Tears shed on Grey. It started poorly with the 37L rolling boxcars on its first shot. Reeling back from the initial onslaught, the 426s put up a stiff resistence and one of them went berserk in the fortified location. How convenient. A DC was called forward to breach the hexside and my berserk was eventually captured (he he). On the last Romanian player turn, my opponent held the 10 building hexes he needed for a win, but i recaptured one at knife point during my last turn. It can't end up better than that.
 

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As usual, the XXth edition of the Scandinavian Open delivered on its promises with as usual abundant food and drinks and good scenarios all through the weekend, although the outside temperature was very much reminiscent of the first, pre-global warming, decade of ASO. As usual a very multinational participation (DK, SE, FI, NO, IT, FR, DE, US, ISR, UK) for the best European tournament. I finished the only undefeated player of the field although due to slow play from my opponent we could not finish one game and it was adjudicated a draw, costing me the tournament.
Glad you had a good time.
On behalf of Kirby Vincent I would like to point out that we also had a Canadian at the tournament :)
Also, Hans Bugge actually won all his 5 games at ASO 2018. He won his first two games in the main tournament, then opted for the weekend mini tournament and won all 3 games there.

To be fair, if we had to pick a winner of that scenario we would have chosen your opponent Ketil as the winner. We felt the Germans had the better position and there were points up for grabs for him, but you had the more coherent plan for the end game. So, it was just too close to call. We already discussed it a bit at the tournament, so let's not use this thread for that discussion. But feel free to email me and/or Michael if you want to.
 
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